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#1 of 8 Old 10-01-2011, 07:53 AM - Thread Starter
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My husband and I hired 2 midwives for my upcoming HBAC in January. Well, their communication is horrible. The one never called/emailed me back when I contacted her and I politely voiced my concern and she decided to bail on us and go out of the country instead (she said a higher power was working) Anyway, so we were left with this other midwife who is going through some personal issues and is rarely available and I really do need a midwife who is 100% there for us (not too much to ask, right?) I am no longer comfortable with this midwife and am looking to hire different set of midwives. My question-I am in Northeast Iowa but there are no other midwives available in my area so I am hoping there is a midwife out there, maybe out of state who is willing to travel and support us in our journey to HBAC. If I were more educated I would go unassisted but I don't think that's a wise decision with my birth history.

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Would you be willing to come to the Des Monies area and do a hotel birth?  My HBAC midwife in Des Moines has done this for more than a few families now.  The hotel that she usually works at has "suites" that are two stories, not attached to anyone else's room, and not too pricey.  Message me if you want more details....

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I'm a midwife in NE Iowa and would be interested to know where you live and if there is anyway I could help out...


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That sounds INCREDIBLY unsanitary.  I really hope you are joking.

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Originally Posted by KmAndrews View Post

That sounds INCREDIBLY unsanitary.  I really hope you are joking.

I assume you are referring to the hotel birth? While I understand why you might think that, it is sometimes the only option for women who are being denied the right to vbac in their own cities. Their other option is surgery that they don't need or want. Furthermore, I'm not sure I'd classify a hospital L&D room as particularly "sanitary" either.

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While no one would pick a hotel birth as their favorite choice, it is a good option in many situations.  There are quite a few times when a family has needed to find a way to have their birth away from home.  One makes the best of it: I would think being sanitary could be addressed well enough with a few measures taken.  For homebirths in general, a lot of homes or birth visitors could be somewhat unsanitary as well, sometimes well-addressed and sometimes not so well.

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You can make hotel births completely sanitary. I think its weird that there are three people posting in this thread all as their very first post.
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Well, I know I would sure take a well cleaned hotel room over a hospital if I had to choose.

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